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Repairs underway to fault in cable at mill

There were no injuries at Northern Pulp today when a fault was discovered in an electric cable. Repairs have started and there was no damage to any other equipment....

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Honks of support

ONSLOW -Vehicle after vehicle, honk after honk. That was the scene on Highway 104 in Onslow, just west of Truro, today (May 9) as those in the trucking industry took to the shoulder of the road in support of Northern Pulp. More than 100 vehicles lined the outside shoulder of the eastbound and westbound lanes,...

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Chief Paul welcomes focus report request

PICTOU LANDING –The chief of Pictou Landing First Nation says she agrees with Environment Minister Margaret Miller’s decision on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s waste water proposal. Andrea Paul was responding to Miller’s request announced last Friday seeking a focus report with more information on the proposed new treatment facility and the impacts on...

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More info needed, Environment Minister to Northern Pulp

Environment Minister Margaret Miller held a press conference in Halifax on Friday to announce her decision regarding Northern Pulp’s proposal for a new wastewater treatment plant to replace the controversial Boat Harbour facility. “I have carefully reviewed the submission from Northern Pulp, the comments from our expert government reviewers, and the comments from the public,”...

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FONS asks Environment Minister to reject mill’s application for new facility

Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) says the science behind Northern Pulp’s proposed treatment facility is lacking and have asked Environment Margaret Miller to reject the mill’s application. “We have heard over and over that the decision will be made on the science,” says Jill Graham-Scanlan, president of FONS. “If that is the case, and...

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May slams pulp pipe process

PICTOU — An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp. The gathering included the current Central Nova Green...

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Northern Pulp seeks extension

The clock is ticking for the Boat Harbour wastewater treatment facility in Pictou Landing. The Boat Harbour Act passed in 2015 stipulates that the facility must be closed by the end of January next year. Northern Pulp, however, is seeking an extension. The company, alongside the Paper Excellence Group, held a press conference in Halifax...

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The beginning of the end

Drums, celebration, dancing and tears filled Pictou Landing First Nation on Thursday morning as the community and its supporters celebrated the one-year mark until the Boat Harbour treatment plant will be closed. Students from the Pictou Landing First Nation Elementary School shared their thoughts about Boat Harbour during the celebration and why they are excited...

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Countdown begins

The Pictou Landing First Nation gym was packed full of community members and supporters this morning to celebrate the official one year countdown date to the closing of the Northern Pulp Boat Harbor Treatment Plant. Red shirts speckled the crowd as people collected and put on the T-shirts that read “honour the Boat Harbour Act”...

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Northern Pulp asks for extension

Northern Pulp announced today, during a press conference in Halifax, that it is seeking an extension on the deadline to close its Boat Harbour facility, as outlined in Boat Harbour Act passed in 2015, so the company can have ample time to build a new effluent treatment facility first. Members of Pictou Landing First Nation...

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